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. president obama and civil rights activists can demands are gathering at the lincoln memorial mark, the 1963 march on washington led by dr. martin luther king jr. early today, leap rhymes sang "amazing grace." ♪ amazing grace ♪ how sweet the sound jamie foxx and al sharpton also spoke this morning. >> abc7 news is joined by our reporter in washington, dc. >> good morning, that is oprah winfrey talking behind me and it is a tall order to try to speak as she is speaking but right now you can see that the people have all their eyes on oprah. it seems like this maybe was a little bit slow to get going but it is very humid here and this has been a lot of rain and people have to go through security checkpoints in order to come out here but, now, this is a crowd that is excited and eagerly awaiting remarks from president obama. it is impossible to miss the symbolism of the nation's first black president speaking on the 50th anniversary of dr. king's "i have a dream" speech. a lot people just happy to be here. there are so many people who were here 50 years ago who decided to come back and are p
following new developments on the crisis in egypt, president obama takes a stand on the deadly violence and canceled a joint event. >> a look at the meeting where we will hear, hopefully, soon, when the new bay bridge will open. our reporting conditions on >> now, president obama has canceled a joint military exercise with egypt after violence has left hundreds dead. now, katie marzullo joins from the newsroom. >> the bright star military exercise happens twice a year has been a centerpiece of united states and egyptian military relations for decades now. this morning, president obama pulled the plug. >> president obama made the announcement from his vacation on martha's vineyard. >> we want to sustain our relationship with egypt, our traditional cooperation cannot continue as usual when civilians are being killed in the streets and rights are being rolled back. >> on top of canceling the military exercises the president is asking the national security team to look at taking additional steps in response to the violence in egypt. egyptian officials say more than 500 people were killed ye
this morning, president obama canceled a planned meeting with russian president putin in now next month. tensions have escalated between the two countries over russia's decision to grant temporary asylum to edward snowden the man who leaked classified n.s.a. documents. the white house says that president obama still plans to attend the group of 20 economic countries, world economic leaders but does not have plans it meet with putin one-on-one. >> now, to an abc7 news exclusive, the only survivor of the arizona wildfire that killed 19 firefighters in june is speaking out for the first time. the 21-year-old was seven as a lookout for the hot shot team. at first he said the fire northwest of phoenix seemed like nothing out of the ordinary but the winds that were driving the fire away from the hot shots, shifted dramatickedly and started moving toward the seem. he asked himself a million times the same questions. >> why am i sitting here? why isn't someone else? why aren't they with he? >> do you think yourself as a hero. >> i look at a hero as someone who who laid their life down. >> he sa
with it. >> reporter: the white house says president obama was briefed on the violence in egypt today by a national security adviser susan rice who is traveling with him. president obama is on vacation in martha's vineyard. he's scheduled to return to the white house on sunday. >>> officials are giving more details for the planned implosion of a building on the east bay campus. more than 1100 debt been set up. they want to keep the dust to the minimum. geologists are using the implosion as an opportunity to study the impact. so they have placed 600 sensors around the east bay to measure the movement. if you would like to see the implosion as it happens, we will be streaming it live for you on at 9:00 a.m. >>> still to come, why layoffs are just happening months after the grand opening. >>> and not welcome here. the iconic san francisco neighborhood is taking a stand against too many tour buses into. >>> plus, a >>> the low number of visitors at san francisco's new exploratorium is causing employee's jobs. the visitors have been much less than expected. >>> happening now,
. right now the nasdaq is up 12 points at 3650. >>> developing news, president obama says the u.s. is still trying to confirm a deadly chemical weapons attack in syria near the capital of damascus. >> what we've seen indicates that this is clearly a big event of grave concern. you know, we are already in communications with the entire international community. >> president obama tells cnn that if toxic gases were used, such actions are very troublesome and will require america's attention. he didn't specify what, if any, action the u.s. would take against syria. there could be 1,000 to 1600 victims in this week's attack. the syrian government denies involvement. >>> new this morning, north and south korea will allow families who have been separated for decades to see each other again. the emotional reunions will happen late next month at a north korean mountain resort. it will be the first such reunion to take place in three years. 100 families each from the sort and south have been invited to the event. the announcement is the latest conciliatory announcement from the north whic
jumping. [ male announcer ] helping you -- now that's what's important to us. >> president obama is about to award staff sergeant ty carter the nation's highest military on at the white house. originally from antioch, staff sergeant carter is receiving the medal for his courageous actions in afghanistan in october of 2009 when he braved enemy fire a half dozen times to carry injured soldiers to medical ail and deliver ammunition all during a firefight with the taliban. carter is only the 5th living recipient of the medal of honor awarded for service in iraq and afghanistan. he is a father of three. we are waiting for the president to approach the podium. we are streaming the ceremony, live, right now, on our website at >> we are also following developing news from syria where u.n. people say snipers have spot at their teams several times to inspect the use of chemical weapons on rebel for thes. activists claim 1,300 people were killed last wednesday. syria denies they used the poison but a senior white house official says there is very little doubt. >> happening now in texas
on strike orders from president obama the syria says it will defend itself using all means available. u.n. inspectors are delaying a second trip to investigate last week'sing ad attack and they want to increase security after snipers shot at their vehicle. >> new this morning, facebook is releasing a new report show how often governments demand customer information. the menlo park giant said they received requests from 74 countries asking for nervous on 38,000 users in the first six months of the year. half of those orders came from authorities in the united states. facebook says they give the government information in 79 percent of those cases. facebook says the report including requests made if security reasons and criminal investigations. >> oprah, jamie foxx and others are among the celebrities who will join in celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. the trio will join president obama and former presidents bill clinton and majority, tomorrow at the tribute at the lincoln memorial. the let freedom ring commemoration remembers dr. dr. martin luther king j
." next, on abc7 news, tensions in syria claiming by the minute. president obama getting ready to speak on that issue in a few minutes and we will bring it to you live. >> the massive fire is making its mark in california history. >> look at the toll plaza where crews be work away the or how to find big savings on the things you need. just make a straight line to safeway. your club card gets you deals you can't find anywhere else. load up the cooler. your favorite pepsi products are just $2.47 a 12-pack. charmin is $11.99 for 24 double rolls. and make it a giant scoop. breyers ice cream is only $2.88. real big deals this week and every week. only at safeway. ingredients for life. united states secretary of state john kerry says 1,400 people were killed and 400 were children. john kerry says the united states has learned the syrian regime prepared if days to launch the attack. president obama is preparing for a possible military strike in response and we are waiting for a special report where we expect the president to comment on the situation in syria any minute now. we will bring it to
about his organization youth for single room occupancy which will be honored by president obama in september. >> the while youths have spent so much time to educate people living in single room occupancies. >> we want to give our thanks to everyone who attended the meeting. if you would like to team up to host our next meeting go do our community page at community. we look forward to sharing the stories in the future on abc7 news. >> we look forward to sharing the weather forecast with mike nicco, at least. >> looking into the future maybe not so much drizzle as this morning with .02" of rain. but with the dry weather comes warmer weather in the seven-day outlook. >> three lucky people are multimillionaires today. where the winning powerball tickets were sold and the small are winners, still not too bad, in the bay area. our big news for a bay area little league team and what is next for them in the quest for a spot in the little >> coring daly city, dublin, los gatos, and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> california is out of the luck when it comes to the ma
. >> happening now, president obama is getting ready for a white house news conference before he starts vacation. he is likely to talk about the decision to cancel a summit with russian president putin after moscow granted asylum to n.s.a. leaker edward snowden. he could face questions of the terror threat that led to a global travel warning. he will depart for eight day vacation with the first family at martha's vineyard. we will carry the news conference hive in a special report starting around noon. >> thousands of music fans are pouring into golden gate park to kickoff the first day of the music festival including paul mccartney headlines and 9" nails and features outstanding food and wine. the tickets are all sold out. >> if you are headed into the city you will have a lot of company because it starts at noon at golden gate park and thousands of 49er fans will descend on candlestick park with the giants playing the baltimore orioles at 1:05 and the south america's cup semi finals are at the embarcadero. everyone is urged to leave cars at home and take mass transit. >> for all the evens, if
. >> and we'll be back in just a moment. >> we'll meet the newest member of the obama family >> a good remindser of or wave app to get around the problems from closing the bay bridge. coming up at 3:00, we're not going to take it. solutions for people driving you nuts. >> then at 4:00, making a dorm room feel like your home. we team up with consumer reports for the best buys in dorm room appliances. >> the first family is a little big are this morning. >> there's a new dog, sunny, and she is the other dog. they get along wail. >> this video released of them playing. sunny is a portuguese water dog and was born last year. >> got right to work exploring the grounds. wondering how she got her name? >> they say it's because of her sunny disposition. >> goodbye. [dramatic music] ♪ [cheers and applause] >> thank you, guys. hi, honey. [smooches] welcome back, baby. hello, everybody, and welcome to millionaire. it is magical family getaway week. and today's returning contestant has already won a trip to new fantasyland in walt disney world, and she's also won $55,600. just 2 questions away f
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